Howard Jacobson; Othello Remixed; Museum of the Year shortlister - St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff
Howard Jacobson - Live a Little, Othello Remixed, and Museum of the Year shortlister - St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff.
Howard Jacobson is renowned for his comic novels, winning the 2010 Booker Prize for The Finkler Question . Now he’s published a funny but also tender novel about life and love in older age: Live a Little. He talks to Front Row about his trademark wit, insight and irreverence.
Othello: Remixed locates Shakespeare’s play into a London boxing club in 2019. Staged by Intermission Theatre Company, their director Darren Raymond discusses this production and explains how their approach of swapping street vocabulary for the Elizabethan slang used in the original text is intended - and has managed - to allow a wider audience to relate to the work.
St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff has been shortlisted for Museum of the Year. A £30m extensive refit has changed much of the site. There are new interactive galleries and more reconstructed buildings in their huge outdoor area. 3,000 volunteers helped throughout the redevelopment and continue to do so. Kirsty takes a tour with Director of Learning and Engagement Nia Williams and meets some of the volunteers.
Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Oliver Jones
Live a Little is out now
Main image: Howard Jacobson
Photo credit: Keke Keukelaar